December 20, 2012 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Calgary Roughnecks
Calgary, AB - The Calgary Roughnecks announced today the retirement of Kaleb Toth. The longest serving member of the Roughnecks was acquired from the Toronto Rock prior to the 2002 NLL season and has spent the last eleven seasons in a Calgary uniform after his first two seasons with Toronto. Toth is a veteran of over 200 NLL regular season and playoff games combined.
"It has been an honor for me to have played for the Calgary Roughnecks and in my hometown, but the time has come for me to announce my retirement from professional lacrosse," said Toth. "Over the years I have competed at the highest level that I was capable of, however over the last few days I have come to the realization that will no longer be possible. I would like thank the Roughnecks, my teammates, past and present, for their support and for the memories we will always share. I would especially like to thank my family for their continued support and look forward to spending time with my wife, son and daughter and my future endeavors."
"Kaleb has been an important part of the Roughnecks organization, on and off the floor, for 11 seasons," said Roughnecks General Manager Mike Board. "He is a three-time NLL champion. He has been a dominant figure on the floor and leads the Roughnecks in numerous all-time categories. He has been a consummate professional, a leader in the dressing room and in the community. For all those reasons and more, he is destined for the NLL Hall of Fame. As an organization we are proud to have had him wear the Roughnecks jersey and he will remain a Roughneck forever."
The native of Calgary, Alberta, has been an integral part of the Calgary Roughnecks since joining the organization in 2002. The four time NLL all-star (2002, 2004, 2005, 2006) holds almost every regular season offensive record for the Roughnecks franchise including most games played (160), goals (274), assists (354), points (628) and game-winning goals (15).
In addition to leading the Roughnecks to two National Lacrosse League Championships (2004 and 2009) and one with the Toronto Rock (2000), Toth has established the Roughnecks franchise record for playoff assists (34), power-play goals (8), loose balls (78) and is second in games played (16), goals (22) and points (56).